Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life


More Than A Free Lunch in Bloomfield

Monday, June 10, 2019

A great mission here!  

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Family Promise Celebration

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

St. John's Episcopal Church in Canandaigua celebrated the opening of the former Rectory as the new home for Family Promise Day Center.  The Very Rev. David Hefling and his team have spent the past 2 years working very hard to get this much-needed program underway.  The day was highlighted with a blessing by Bishop Prince G. Singh.  

It’s estimated that there are up to 60 families that are homeless in Ontario County.

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Bishop's Appeal Underway!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


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The Philadelphia Eleven

Monday, June 3, 2019

In 1974 eleven women were ordained Episcopal priests against church rules. They sparked a movement.  

Tentatively titled, "The Philadelphia Eleven," a documentary film tells how the women hit a chord in a deeply divided world  about who speaks the word of God. They set an example for how we can follow our calls in the midst of adversity. The film is on Kickstarter until June 20th. Here is a link with more information.

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Christ Church, Corning Proud of Wrestler Jake Cole

Monday, May 20, 2019

All at Christ Church, Corning are very proud of Jake Cole.  Jake's family are members of this parish.  Jake is blind and has autism.  

CLICK HERE to see this special story of inspiration and courage of Jake Cole's journey produced by WETM in Corning, NY.

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - 18 Sports shares a special story of heart and will.

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We Welcome The Rev. Nita Byrd as Hobart and William Smith's New Chaplain

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Rev. Nita Byrd will begin her tenure as Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ new Chaplain and Dean for Spiritual Engagement beginning May 16.

Byrd joins the Colleges from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C. As chaplain there since 2012, she was responsible for campus religious life, from planning services to student programming to pastoral care. In addition to her duties as Religious Studies Program Director at St. Augustine’s, she served on the faculty and as a member of the president’s cabinet and the university’s advancement team.

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